Eu Parliament

Dreams and Fairytales of Democracy

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

Growing up, I had a very simplistic view of the word 'democracy'. In history lessons, I'd learned about the past and how nations had been ruled by kings, queens or dictators. I was proud to live in a country where decisions weren't taken for us by one person, but where we the people could choose our own future. What an amazing, childish dream!

The Ugliest Side to the European Parliament

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

We saw racism on that day, the first time I've been confronted with racism in a very long time. A Polish MEP described black people as n***ers and n****s, comparing the millions of unemployed young people to the southern United States. We were all stunned by the speech and I wondered at first whether I had misheard.

This Council STILL Hasn't Finished Counting The Votes From Thursday

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK

An East End London borough has still not completed its council election count more than three days after polls closed. Electoral chiefs at Tower Ha...

The EU Paradox

Milly (Millicent) Bygrave | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Milly (Millicent) Bygrave

A key illustration of this type of exploitation faced by those on the zero hour contracts can be seen in the case of Sports Direct breaching the employment rights of 20,000 employees, through giving their staff minimal job security yet expecting them to fulfil the same duties as their full-time colleagues.

Minus Six in Brussels

Marta Andreasen | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Politics
Marta Andreasen

Imagine if your government announced that six key ministries - industry, budget and economic and monetary affairs amongst them - are being job shared by other ministers as the six are taking time off to try and land another job. If they fail to land said jobs, they can come back to work...

Fight or Flight: Your New Weapons Against Airline Bullies

Jakub Kotan | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK
Jakub Kotan

Put the champagne on ice, because after a DECADE, you the passenger will finally have more power against airline bullies. Airline operators would rather eat their own feet with rusty cutlery, than clearly inform passengers about their rights to compensation for delayed or cancelled flights.

The Top 10 Reasons for Voting 'Yes' to 'Backloading'

David Hone | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Politics
David Hone

After a day in Brussels listening to European MEPs, it is clear that the Parliament vote next week on the Commission proposal to backload the auctioning timeline in Phase III of the European Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), is going to be very close.

Four Parties - Four Key Lessons From Eastleigh

Iain Anderson | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

Small political earthquake in Hampshire - that's that tone of much of the commentary about the Eastleigh by election on Friday. And it's fair comment too. So what are the key lessons from the poll? I believe there are four.

Merkel Warns Europe's Peace And Prosperity At Risk Over Debt Crisis

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK

Angela Merkel has warned that Europe could "fail" if the region's leaders are unable to agree on a deal to solve the eurozone debt crisis. In a spe...